Tom Jones announces Norwich concert this summer
PUBLISHED: 07:37 27 January 2020 | UPDATED: 16:15 29 January 2020
Tom Jones fans rejoice as the Welsh superstar is coming to the Green Green Grass of Norwich for an outdoor concert this summer.
He is heading to Earlham Park on Sunday, August 16 and the concert will feature his biggest hits across the decades, proving why his career has spanned more than half a century.
Sir Tom has had 19 top 10 singles, including number one hits with It's Not Unusual and Green Green Grass of Home in the 60s and he hit the top spot again in 2009 with a cover of Islands in the Stream, which was a Comic Relief charity single with the Gavin and Stacey cast.
From humble beginnings as the son of a coal miner in the Welsh valleys, his rich baritone voice has led him to global stardom and he has sold more than 100 million records.
This summer, he is celebrating his 80th birthday and it is a welcome return for fans of the crooner as he performed at Euston Hall, near Thetford, in summer 2018.
Liz Doogan-Hobbs MBE, chief executive of promoters LHG Events, said, "Tom remains one of the most popular artists in the industry and we have seen first-hand how he truly captivates an audience.
"Fans in Norwich are in for a treat with an evening filled with Tom's most recognisable and popular hits."
His outstanding career was recognised in 2006 through his knighthood from the Queen and he has also gained a new generation of fans as a judge on talent show The Voice.
Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council, said: "Earlham Park proves time and time again that it is the perfect place to enjoy live music and it is great news for Norwich that the legendary Sir Tom Jones is coming to the city."
Tickets to the show go on sale at 9am on Friday, January 31 and tickets start at £39.50, plus booking fee, for general admission standing tickets.
Front row and premium seats are available as part of VIP packages and you can also buy hospitality packages.
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